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Declaring Bankruptcy and Rediscovering Holiday Joy



Financial problems often feel amplified during the holiday season. Not only do you need cash to cover the bills, but there are often extra expenses at this time for Christmas presents, holiday parties, traditional food, and more.


If you can’t keep up with your finances and you are going through the bankruptcy process during this time, then it can be difficult to feel the joy of the season. But rest assured knowing that there is an end in sight. Even though the financial stress and challenges are intense right now, bankruptcy is a process that can help you get a clean slate and a fresh start for the future.


Bankruptcy Tips During the Holiday Season


Here are a few tips to help you manage your finances this holiday season and still find ways to share joy and memories with your loved ones:

  • Set a Realistic Budget: The more transparency you have about your bills and spending, the better you can handle the situation. Know how much money you can spend this month, and look for ways to squeeze out a little extra for holiday gifts. Prioritize essential expenses before splurging on holiday extras.

  • No Big Purchases: Even though you want to share fun gifts with your loved ones, it’s important that you avoid making big purchases while going through bankruptcy. Your bankruptcy attorney will advise against luxury purchases during this season so you aren’t violating bankruptcy rules.

  • DIY Decorations and Gifts: You don’t need to spend a lot of money on gifts and holiday decorations. Make memories with your loved ones by spending time together making decorations to hang or gifts to share with friends and family members.

  • Talk to Loved Ones: It’s hard to keep up appearances when you feel like you are drowning under a heavy load of debt. You need emotional support during this time, which is why it can be helpful to talk to your loved ones. Tell them about your financial situation and explain your limitations during this time of year.


Talk to the Bankruptcy Experts


You don’t need to navigate major financial problems and bankruptcy alone. The best thing you can do is reach out for legal support. Our team at Miles & Hatcher, LLP is here to help. Call today for a free consultation: (909) 481-4080.


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